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Gina Cherry Joins BMCC as CETLS Director

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic Faculty Development Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS). CETLS serves as a resource and forum for BMCC faculty and staff as they work to strengthen their teaching, learning and scholarship. As CETLS Director, Cherry will lead faculty development […]

Professors Collectively Receive Almost $161,000 in PSC-CUNY Research Awards

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professor Quinn Minor, one of 36 faculty awarded PSC CUNY awards Thirty-six Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors from more than a dozen disciplines have received a total of $160,939 in Professional Staff Congress, The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Awards. The grants will enable faculty to further their research projects during […]

BMCC Per Scholas Network Engineer Program Graduates New Class

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Bronx native Jason Suaro returned home from Bahrain after seven years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, he already had some Information Technology (IT) experience under his belt. But, Suaro wanted to get his Comp TIA A+ certification, an industry recognized credential, and make himself more marketable in New York City’s competitive IT […]

New and unique programs breeze into City College this fall

August 10, 2016 | City College

From the first public school of architecture in New York City to the first Harlem-based medical school, The City College of New York is no stranger to distinct programs. This fall, new and unique programs buzz at City College.

Brooklyn College Students Dig Their Studies in the ‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’

August 9, 2016 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

Four New York City students find themselves in the mountain states of Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. They are mostly camping in the open plains. There’s brutal summer heat and very little shade, but plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and instant coffee. No trains, no bodegas, and hardly any people. Just an eerie […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CRSP Symposium

August 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Eighteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students participated in the second annual CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium (CRSP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Wednesday, July 27. The CRSP funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. Each student […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Evocative and Timely Book of Poetry

August 3, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Monique Ferrell, Department of English, on the publication of her book attraversiamo (NYQ Books, 2016), which translates from the Italian to “let us cross over.” SPD Books named attraversiamo its 2016 Staff Pick for poetry. Janice Worthen of SPD says that “Ferrell builds a sweeping constellation in attraversiamo with long lines […]

Scientists brighten 2D atomically thin semiconductors using metamaterials

August 3, 2016 | City College

A team led by City College physics professor Vinod Menon demonstrates the use of metamaterials to enhance the light emission from atomically thin semiconductors. The work appears in the latest issue of Nano Letters.

CSI Administrator Selected For Fulbright IEA Program

July 27, 2016 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island (CSI) administrator Monika Wojciechowski was recently selected for the 2016 Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Program in Japan. IEA seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host […]

CSI Alumnus Discusses Health Issues in The Washington Post

July 27, 2016 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island (CSI) Macaulay Honors College alumnus Brian Kateman ‘11 recently shared his views on health, diet, and the environment in an article inThe Washington Post. Kateman is co-founder and president of the Reducetarian Foundation, an organization aiming to urge consumers not to completely cut out meats from their diets, but rather to […]

Ruby Hutson-Ellenberg ’16 Leaps From Hunter to the World Stage: The Fringe Festival Presents This Gifted New Grad’s Biting New Play

July 26, 2016 | Hunter College

In her final year as an English major and Hunter Muse Scholar, Ruby Hutson-Ellenberg looked at the Bible and found her own muse: Adam’s rebellious wife. The ingenious result was Eve and Her Neighbors, a play with a 2 ½ week run this August at the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Featuring many […]

CSI Students Present at International Conference

July 21, 2016 | College of Staten Island

This year, three College of Staten Island (CSI) students attended the 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies in New Orleans, winning various awards and showcasing their research contributions. Juliana Zaloom, Andrew Russo, and Carmen Guallpa are Psychology majors doing research in the Child Development Lab at CSI with Dr. Lana Karasik, Assistant Professor of Psychology […]

CCNY research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome

July 20, 2016 | City College

Using genomic data from three lizard species, City College of New York-led researchers gleaned insights not available before on the impact of climate change on the distribution of animal populations in South American forests. The findings improve ways of modeling the distribution of biodiversity in the past and future.

Hunter Mice Can Find It—by a Nose

July 19, 2016 | Hunter College

For centuries, scientists have been trying to get their heads around the mystery of just how our human sense of smell works. In a study led by Hunter biology professor Paul Feinstein, a team of researchers attacked the problem through another species’ little noses: mice. Professor Feinstein joined with a group of researchers, including Christine […]

Hostos Athletic Director Krishna Dass Named Administrator Of The Year

July 19, 2016 | Uncategorized

The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has named Hostos Athletic Director Krishna Dass a 2016 Administrator of the Year Award recipient. The Administrator of the Year Award is presented annually and honors NACWAA members for significant contributions made in athletic administration.

BMCC Announces Kaplan Scholars

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Jasmaine Brathwaite, Melanie Poggi, and Norbesida Bagablia Three BMCC students, Science majors Norbesida Bagablia and Melanie Poggi, and Animation and Motion Graphics major Jasmaine Brathwaite, have been named this year’s Kaplan Scholars. This is the tenth year that BMCC has worked with the Kaplan Educational Foundation to help low-income Black, Latino and Native American […]

CCNY’s Elisa Riedo co-inspires new magnetic microchip technology

July 14, 2016 | City College

Innovative technology co-inspired by physicist Elisa Riedo of The City College of New York for developing new magnetic microchips is raising hopes for the manufacture of nanosized sensors, memories and microprocessors.

Congratulations and Bon Voyage to Our New Academic Ambassadors: Hunter’s 2016 Recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

July 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Regularly named a “Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students,” Hunter celebrates the announcement of the prestigious program’s 2016 grants for work and study abroad. Five recent grads will soon head overseas on Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. We honor their success with a brief look at their lives so far, long-term goals, and immediate Fulbright […]

CSI Professor Probes the Depths of Research

July 7, 2016 | College of Staten Island

More than 1,333 miles away and almost 3,000 meters of ocean depths, that’s how far College of Staten Island (CSI) Professor David Lindo-Atichati’s research took him this summer. An Assistant Professor at CSI as well as at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY), Lindo-Atichati traveled to Cuba for a two- […]

CCNY’s Tzortziou LOA Lab studies the oceans of the Far East

July 6, 2016 | City College

Maria Tzortziou, associate professor of earth and atmospheric science at The City College of New York, was one of the lead scientists on the launch of Korea-United States Ocean Color (KORUS-OC) expedition, an 18-day oceanographic field campaign designed to tackle air-quality problems and capture coastal ocean dynamics in the East Sea and Yellow Sea. Comprised of scientists from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, CUNY, and other US universities and research centers, the crew of KORUS-OC sought further understanding of the oceans’ biology and biogeochemistry.